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    Hello everyone - just been checking out the classifieds for the last couple of weeks, and now i see a message that maybe putting up a hello might be a good idea

    Anyhow, i am new to photography and have just acquired:

    D300
    Nikon 50mm f1.8
    Nikkon 17-55mm F3.x - 5.x VR

    Looking for a nice wide angle, and better walk around in due course, but for now snapping away at everything and learning more about the camera, and phtography in general.

    Should have started a long time ago!
    Any comments/advice - please feel free and happy to receive it.

    gargle

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    Hi darksider, welcome to CS!

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    welcome to CS

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    hello and welcome to this big family.
    shoot more and post more.

    regarding a walkabout lens. i think nikkor 18-200mm VR will be good.
    for UWA i heard tokina 11-16mm f2.8 produces sharp and good quality photos.
    (anyway this are just my suggestions, always read up more and find out more before getting anything.)

    see you around.
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    Welcome to CS

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    Hi! Welcome to CS!!!

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    Hi Gargle,

    your 17-55 should be more than sufficient for street.
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    Welcome to CS. D300...... wow..
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    Hi! Welcome to the club.

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    Hello...welcome.
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    Welcome to CS.. good to hear u had start shooting non-stop fro practice

    I scratch my head in disbelief when I saw u mentioned u had a Nikkon 17-55mm F3.x - 5.x VR
    Nikon never come out a 17-55 F3.x-5.x w/ VR before but I did owned a 17-55 F2.8 before

    I think u shld be referring to 18-55 F3.x-5.x w/ VR instead..

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    Welcome to CS!

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    Thanks everyone for the greetings and advice.

    Over the last couple of weeks, i have begun to use my simple portrait lens more and more. i took the camera for a trip to the UK and that was when i used the walk-about lens.

    Yes you are right - silly me! Its an 18-55 lens that i have, and YES i really want a 17-55mm F2.8 lens, but a bit on the expensive side. Everyone tells me that its a one-time purchase, and will carry me through for a long time...

    Still i seem to be leaning towards portrait lens - i just love the bokeh. Sometimes i think i'm addicted to it

    This is a really great forum. Look forward to spend many years participating and "acquiring" more gear

    See you all around the forum!

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    thanks man - i am in fact looking for a tokina option. It seems the most viable choice at this time. Someone told me recently that i should definitely target in the ones that are in the low tens - i.e. 11mm. Anything like the 20mm or 24mm is not as exciting for architecture. Is this true?

    I also heard that using a wide angle for closeup shots is quite good. Any comments to help me decide?
    Last edited by gargle; 1st July 2009 at 11:48 AM.

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    Welcome to CS family!

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    Hi gargle,

    Welcome to CS !!!
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    just had a weekend of fun with a sigma wide angle lens. I loved it!
    Will definitely get one of these very versatile lenses!

    Thanks for all the advice everyone!

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